15 06, 2019

IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop held


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in close collaboration with the IPC Technical Working Group, UNICEF/Nutrition Working Group, as well as relevant government organizations organized the IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop for Drought Affected Areas of Sindh and Balochistan that took place in Karachi from 20 – 26 May 2019. Pakistan faces the [...]

15 06, 2019

Action Plan to alleviate Children’s Stunting & Malnutrition presented


The Prime Minister's Health Task Force, consisting of internationally recognized experts from many fields of healthcare, has presented a detailed action plan for alleviation of stunting and malnutrition in children. The task force, consisting of experts from clinical and hospitals, public health, drugs, nursing, nutrition and other medical fields, held its first meeting under its [...]

15 03, 2019

Advances in Dental Care – What’s new at the Dentist


Dr. M. Ashraf Khan M.D. Are you behind on your dental visits, and now you’re being driven in by a toothache, other dental problems, or guilt? If so, be prepared -- not for a lecture from your dentist -- but for discovering that there is a host of new options to keep teeth healthy and beautiful. Here are [...]

15 01, 2019

Awareness to increase demand for fortified food emphasized


Network for Consumer Protection in collaboration with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) organized an Awareness Seminar on Malnutrition and Food Fortification at a local hotel in islamabad. Dr. Nausheen Hamid, Federal Parliamentary Secretary, National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination (NHSRC) and Senator Professor Dr. Mehr Taj Roghani, member Senate committee on NHSRC attended the [...]

15 08, 2018

Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’


Nutrition Support Program (NSP) Govt. of Sindh in collaboration with UNICEF organized an Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’ on 8th August 2018 at a local hotel in Karachi aimed to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding. Dr. Ismail Memon, Program Manager, Nutrition Support Program (NSP) in his welcome address appraised the [...]

15 06, 2018

Protecting the health of children living in conflict


?Researchers from Aga Khan University and Canada’s Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto will collaborate on a study that aims to identify the most effective measures to help mothers breastfeed during protracted crises. According to Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Director of AKU’s Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health and lead Researcher on the [...]

16 01, 2018

Behaviour change mass media campaign launched to reduce Malnutrition


Nutrition Support Program, Health Department Government of Sindh in collaboration with ZEEKAY Films launched ‘Behaviour Change Mass Media Campaign - for the reduction of Malnutrition’ at a ceremony recently at a local hotel in Karachi. The Campaign is aimed at reducing prevalence of anaemia in women of reproductive age from 15 percent women to 50 [...]

15 10, 2016

Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat launched in Sindh to combat Malnutrition


Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh and United Nations World Food Program (WFP) launched a Secretariat for the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Initiative at a Ceremony held recently at a local hotel in Karachi. Speaking as the Chief Guest at the launching ceremony, Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, Minister for Planning and Development Department, Govt of [...]

15 02, 2016

Workshop on ‘Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for countries with emergencies’


World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) in collaboration with the Nutrition program of Federal Health Ministry conducted Training Workshop on ‘Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for countries with emergencies’ at a local hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan. The training includes participants from 9 regional countries. Participants from all provinces and areas [...]

15 08, 2014

Breastfeeding leads significant reduction in neonatal deaths – Experts


Experts at a Seminar revealed that in Pakistan, only 37 percent of infants under six months old are breastfed and despite the practice being strongly advised by global bodies including the WHO and UNICEF, only 28.8 percent of newborns are breastfed within the first hour of birth. They were addressing a Seminar organized by the [...]

15 11, 2013

Effective strategy needed to save the lives of the children – Experts


Pakistan is third among five countries including India, Nigeria, Congo and China that accounts almost half of deaths of under-five children worldwide. Respiratory Infections, Diarrhea, Neonatal causes, Vaccine preventable disease and Malnutrition are the major causes of mortality among children. Effective strategy is needed to save the lives of children. These views were expressed by [...]

15 08, 2013

Speakers stressed the need for focusing on education, provision of basic needs in improvement of mother-child health


Population Welfare Department in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to commemorate World Population Day organized a Seminar titled ‘Prevent Adolescent Pregnancy’ at a local hotel in Islamabad. Speakers on the occasion stressed the need for focusing on education, provision of basic needs and create awareness about the role of family planning in improvement [...]

15 08, 2013

10 interventions equals a million children saved


?Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are among the 34 countries around the globe most affected by childhood malnutrition. If just 10 key nutrition interventions are scaled up to 90 per cent coverage in these countries, nearly 15 per cent of all deaths in children under five can be prevented, and at least a fifth [...]

15 02, 2013

AKU Teams up with Measles Affected Districts of Sindh


In the wake of deadly measles outbreak, Sindh being the hardest hit province, a four-member team from the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University (AKU), rushed to the measles affected areas in Sukkur, Ghotki and Khairpur districts, and assisted the local administration. The team led by the paediatrician, Dr Ali Faisal Saleem, [...]

15 06, 2012

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Points to Food and Farming on World Environment Day as Key to Improving Health, Environment, and Equality Worldwide


New book illustrates how food insecurity, malnutrition, obesity, and cultural disconnection plague the global agricultural system and demand solutions from around the world    Worldwide, 30 percent of food is wasted, 1 billion people go to bed hungry each night while another 1 billion suffer from health problems related to obesity, and agriculture contributes to [...]